- CASE FILES
the procurator's office as a witness, with observance of Art. 162-168 Code of Criminal Procedure of the RSFSR
1. Surname, name and patronymic Ortyukov Georgy Semenovich
1. Year of birth, born in 1914. 3. Place of birth Sverdlovsk Region, Pokrovsky District, Mamino
4. Nationality Russian
5. Party Party, member. CPSU since 1938.
6. Education Higher military
7. Lesson: a) at present - a place of work and position Teacher of the special department of UPI
b) at the time the testimony is the same.
8. Previous conviction: we do not judge by words.
9. Permanent residence of the mountains. Sverdlovsk, ul Kuznechnaya 91, apt. 97
10. Passport -
11. What is the relationship with the accused -
On the responsibility for the first part of Art. 92 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR for refusing to testify and under Art. 95 Criminal Code of the RSFSR for giving knowingly false testimony is forewarned.
The order to go to the city of Ivdel to organize the search for a group of tourists I received on February 24, 1959
On the same day I was received by the Commander of the Air Force of the Okrug with whom an agreement was reached to allocate one aircraft and two helicopters for search.
At 11 o'clock on February 24 we, together with the Deputy Director of the UPI Comrade. Pletnev NF and secretary of the party organization comrade. Zaostrovsky F.P. and with a group of students of athletes under the guidance of the master of sports engineer E. Maslennikov. in the number of 12 people flew to the mountains. Ivdel.
Arriving in the city of Ivdel on the same day and convening a meeting chaired by 1 Secretary of the CPSU CC Comrade. Prodanova IS, - The meeting was attended by the Head of the Department of Ivdelgag, Comrade. Ivanov, Head of the Northern Expedition Comrade. Sulman, Head of the squad of the Sverdlovsk GVF, Prosecutor of the Ivdelsky district Tempalov VI By them, a decision was made to drop the landing parties for the whole route of the campaign of the group of athletes Dyatlov.
At the meeting it was found out that the searches on the site of searches for the Second North and up along the river. Lozva began with a group Slobodina with the participation of the Mansiysk Stepan Kurikov began on February 20. The southern group was assigned the task of moving along the route of the Dyatlov group from the Second Northern Pore. Lozva to the mountain Oorten.
Based on the decision I formed three landing groups from the number of students and servicemen of Ivdelag and in the period of February 25-26 were thrown into the area of the first mountain. Otorten, the second mountain. Gumpkopai, the third mountain Oy-Chakur and the fourth along the valley of the river Vizhay.
The landing was completed on 26 February. In total, 46 experienced athletes were sent to the three groups and two groups of Lozva and Vizhay rivers sent on the rivers, a specific task was set before each group of the ball for search. The plans included the connection of all groups on the route of tourists of the Dyatlov group, the survey of the upper reaches of the Sulpa, Lozva, Auspiya, Purma, Ushma, Malaya Toshemka, Bolshaya Toshemka, Vizhay rivers. And also the upper reaches of the rivers of the western slope of the Ural Ridge by radial outcrops along the headwaters of the rivers for a distance of 10-15 km from the watershed part of the ridge in order to survey these rivers and discover the group of Dyatlov along the route of its movement.
At 6 pm on February 26, while on the radio station of the Northern Expedition we received from the group of Slobtsov,
acting in the upper reaches of the river. Lozva in the vicinity of the mountain 1079 radiogram in which it was reported that on the eastern slope of the mountain with a mark of 1079 a tent of the group Dyatlov was discovered which was not inspected due to the beginning of a violent blizzard. I gave the order not to touch the discovered tent. On February 27, we raised the landing groups from Mount Oiko-Chakur and Gumppokai and transferred to the valley of the river. Auspia. In the area of the mountain 1079 to participate in the search for athletes. Starting from February 27 and February 29, we formed a camp in the upper reaches of the river. Auspia to search for dead athletes.
Since the day of the discovery of the tent and the first bodies of those killed in the camp, they are working to find a group of 35 to 25 people.
During this period, we surveyed an area of about 1500 hectares by triple probing each square meter of 5-7 probing probes verified the entire valley of the upper reaches of the river. Lozva. But it is not possible to find out other sportsmen.
The remainder of the search continues with the same intensity.
The record is recorded by hand.
Colonel Ortyukov (signature)
Interrogated Romanov (signature)